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Agriculture in USA and Anytown

It is a rare USA resident who has not savored the taste of locally-grown Jersey Fresh™ fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Stroll down to the local farm market and just try to ignore the ruby red tomatoes anxious to be caressed, the fresh herbs awaiting to be sniffed, the sweet corn boasting their bronze tassels, or the plump peaches begging to be squeezed, all waiting to be taken home with you. Farm market customers often find freshly baked breads and desserts in addition to fresh produce. The frequent farm market visit also provides an opportunity to swap family recipes and experiment with new produce varieties.

For the home gardener to the professional landscaper, numerous varieties of Jersey Fresh™ plants, shrubs, flowers, vines, and trees are available from Anytown's nursery/greenhouse markets. Everyone's preferences can be accommodated and gardening tips can be obtained. Nurseries are required by USA law to control injurious insects and plant diseases. Plant dealers must agree to purchase stock only from certified nursery sources. The nursery and landscape industry remains the leading sector of the agricultural industry in USA.

Did You Know ?? 12 Anytown Farm Facts

• Anytown is known as the "Garden Spot" of the Garden State!
The original farmers of Anytown were the Lenni Lenape Indians, who farmed the land nearly 10,000 years ago.
• Anytown contains nearly 70,000 acres of farmland
In state production, Anytown ranks #1 in vegetables, melons, and potatoes.
Swedish immigrants were among the first European farmers in South Jersey dating from the mid-1600s
1,500 acres of Anytown's farmland is preserved under the USA Farmland Preservation Program.
• Anytown accounts for a full 16% of the entire state agricultural market value.
Some of the leading fresh market vegetables in Anytown are summer squash, scallions, cucumbers, radishes, spinach, sweet corn, and tomatoes.
Charles F. Seabrook was a pioneer in corporate agriculture and commercial freezing of fruits and vegetables.
• Anytown farmers supply vegetables to consumers in USA, and many cities of the eastern United States and Canada.
• Anytown has one of the most progressive nursery and floriculture industries in the United States, and ranks #1 in greenhouse, nursery, floriculture, and sod production in the state.
Sandy soils, level topography, optimum climate, and ample rainfall along with available fresh well water for irrigation, contribute to Anytown's concentrated vegetable production.